Comics Laureates Three - Dave Gibbons, Charlie Adlard and Hannah Berry

Cartoon Museum hosts Comics Laureate Round Table this Wednesday

London’s Cartoon Museum hosts a Comics Laureate Round Table this Wednesday (13th November 2019), with Dave Gibbons, Charlie Adlard and Hannah Berry. This is a rare opportunity to see all three Comic Laureates on stage at the same time, including the current holder of the position, Hannah Berry. What does a Laureate do? Is it anContinue reading Cartoon Museum hosts Comics Laureate Round Table this Wednesday

King’s Reach: John Sanders’ Twenty-Five Years at the Top of Comics SNIP

Will IPC’s John Sanders’ memoirs blow the lid on some British Comics secrets?

For British comic fans, the must-read memoir of 2020 is likely to be the fascinating inside story of one of British comics’ biggest movers and shakers – King’s Reach: John Sanders’ Twenty-Five Years at the Top of Comics. It certainly might ruffle a few feathers… One of the key figures of British comics in theContinue reading Will IPC’s John Sanders’ memoirs blow the lid on some British Comics secrets?

Romeo - cover dated 12th September 1970 SNIP

British Girls Comics “Mystery Artists” Identified!

Several “Mystery Artists” who worked on DC Thomson girls comics for decades, largely uncredited, have been identified, thanks to information received from various sources, including former staff at the Dundee-based comics publisher. Author and artist David Roach is trying to identify the artists of a number of DC Thomson strips – a quest that inContinue reading British Girls Comics “Mystery Artists” Identified!

The Big Issue 1383 - Cover SNIP

Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

If you’re a reader of The Big Issue, then you’ll know the latest edition, available from street vendors now, features a comic strip telling the moving story of one of them, adapted by the team who brought us the brilliant, award-winning but harrowing graphic novel of two migrants deadly journey from Africa to Europe, ILLEGAL.
I caught up with co-writer Andrew Donkin to ask him about this special project – and he teased me with some great news about another graphic novel he’s working on that I was delighted to hear about…Continue reading Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

The Damian Darke story "A Friend in Need", from Debbie 271, featuring art now known to be by Argentinian artist Luis Garcia Duran © DC Thomson

Mystery Artist Quest: A “Spellbound” Artist Identified

Author and artist David Roach is trying to identify the artists of a number of DC Thomson strips – and his renewed quest, highlighted on downthetubes, is already paying off thanks to social media, and an Argentinian artist’s connections with the Dundee-based publisher have now been been confirmed by his daughter. Last night, David postedContinue reading Mystery Artist Quest: A “Spellbound” Artist Identified